Shutting Down the Economy Will Not Stop COVID-19’s spread Through The United States

About two weeks ago now, I listened to the New York Times podcast The Daily. Health reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. discussed the potential road ahead for the United States as it was deemed inevitable for the centralized Wuhan outbreak to make its way to our shores. As of now, the United States is sitting on about 120 cases of confirmed Coronavirus spread across 20 different states.

Public officials at the local, state, and federal levels have been scrambling to conceive a response. Governor…